Norfolk-area businesses can now enjoy up to 2 gigabits per second of symmetrical internet speed with the launch of Cable ONE Business’s new service, Piranha Fiber — Ferociously Fast Internet.
"Piranha Fiber is the first 2 gigabit shared fiber optic internet service available to businesses in the Norfolk area,” said Chris Boone, Vice President of Business Services for Cable ONE. “While most national fiber providers are offering 1 gigabit service, we are the first to offer 2 gigabits. This puts Norfolk on the map as one of first 2 gigabit cities in the country.”
The company's newest fiber optic internet service is available to 83 businesses near Faith Regional Hospital along Highway 275.
“Cable ONE has invested more than $6.2 million in the Norfolk area over the past five years on network upgrades and enhancements in order to bring the latest technology and fastest speeds to our customers,” Boone said. “As part of our ongoing investment and with the launch of this new service, we’re extending our plant to previously unserviceable areas.”
The new internet service is delivered over a Passive Optical Network (PON), which combines the most favorable attributes from coax and fiber. Benefits include service delivered over an extremely reliable fiber-based architecture and shared bandwidth, which allows Cable ONE Business to spread its infrastructure costs over a broader customer base and offer the service at a price that’s affordable for most small businesses.
Unlike dedicated fiber internet service - which is often unattainable for small and mid-sized businesses due to construction costs and the required dedicated connection to our network – Piranha Fiber is a shared service, delivering superior capacity.
Several Piranha Fiber Internet Plans are available, beginning with 50 Mbps and scaling to 2 gigabits. Pricing starts as low as $99.95/mo. when bundled with Business Phone service for three years.
“Piranha Fiber is the most reliable business internet service available today,” Boone said. “Customers can expect maximum uptime with minimal delays for a truly unique online experience.”
For today’s businesses, a fast, reliable internet connection has moved from being a convenience to a critical component of success. Businesses rely on their internet connection to run integral processes and programs, including e-mail, e-commerce, cloud-based applications, video conferencing and more.
“Fast, reliable internet access is a productivity-enhancing factor,” Boone said. “It allows businesses to increase collaboration, send and share larger files more quickly, and take advantage of more cloud-based applications in order to achieve operational efficiencies, greater productivity and growth.”
Businesses can visit business.sparklight.com/small-business/internet/piranha-fiber for more details.